The race for Lake Luzerne supervisor is a replay of several recent elections.
Incumbent supervisor Gene Merlino is seeking re-election to a fourth term, and he will face off against former town Supervisor Lawrence Bennett again on Tuesday.
Merlino beat Bennett in 2005 to wrest the supervisor post from Bennett, and Bennett lost a bid to take the job back in 2007.
Bennett decided to challenge Merlino again this year, but the incumbent handily won the Republican primary earlier this year to secure the coveted GOP line for the general election.
Merlino, who owns and operates The Lamplight Inn, a bed-and-breakfast in town, said he has been campaigning on his accomplishments during his six years in office.
He said he was particularly proud of keeping the town budget under control, with a budget increase of less than one-tenth of a percent for 2012 in an era when many municipalities are facing serious budget problems.
"We've done a very good job keeping the budget down," he said.
He also has touted getting the new Town Hall and senior center renovated and opened. The $900,000 reconstruction of the former bowling
alley was paid for mostly with state grants
Merlino, 67, has gotten the town Democratic committee endorsement as well as the Republican and Conservative lines.
Bennett, a retired teacher whose family operates Bennett Riding Stables in Lake Luzerne, will be on the ballot on the "Spend Less Money" party line. He spent 16 years as a town councilman before serving four as town supervisor.
He did not return multiple phone messages for comment left at his business last week.
Merlino more than doubled Bennett's votes in the Republican primary.
There is also a race for three Town Board seats in Lake Luzerne.
Democrat Howard Schaffer will oppose Republicans Virginia Russell and Anthony Cirillo for two board seats, while independent candidate Tina Croke will go against Republican incumbent Glenn Trackey for an unexpired term to which Trackey was appointed in June. He was appointed to the post after board member Mark McClain resigned.